The other night I watched Melancholia, and while I don’t think I “got it,” the movie was visually stunning. Even if you just watch the first 11 minutes. Wherever it was filmed, I want to live there. Basically, it’s set at a mansion right by some body of water, surrounded by greenery and nature.

In attempting to understand the movie, I found this insight on its Wikipedia page, which I thought was very interesting:

Trier’s initial inspiration for the film came from a depressive episode he suffered and the insight that depressed people remain calm in stressful situations.

The other outstanding thing about the movie is the score. It features music from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde that is very moving and the perfect companion to the visuals. I could listen to this all day:

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